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EL MORO CREEK

EL MORO CREEK. El Moro Creek, also known as Moros Creek, rises fourteen miles southwest of Asherton in south central Dimmit County (at 28°19' N, 99°57' W) and runs northeast for twenty-one miles to its mouth on Soldier Slough, seven miles southeast of Carrizo Springs (at 28°29' N, 99°43' W). The creek is intermittent except for the last mile of its course. It traverses generally flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. Before Soldier Slough was impounded in the early twentieth century, El Moro Creek flowed directly into the Nueces River, and the creek's mouth was an important border landmark. According to a royal cedula of 1805, the boundary of Spanish Texas diverged from the Nueces River at the mouth of El Moro Creek and turned northeast toward the Medina River. El Moro is Spanish for "the Moor."

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Handbook of Texas Online, "El Moro Creek," accessed August 23, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbe21.

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